With new focus on the EU dimension, less has been made of another bedrock of SNP policy, namely dismantling Trident. Or more specifically, how this can be reconciled with the leadership’s enthusiasm for NATO. However, even if Scotland isn’t much interested in NATO, that doesn’t stop NATO types taking an interest in Scotland.
“The final consummation of Brexit will never arrive, and whatever magic it was supposed to work will not manifest, so that a real politics of independence stressing democratic rights and egalitarian reform must.”
David Jamieson: We should prepare for the never-ending Brexit story
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the largest increase in military spending for 30 years, with an extra £4 billion a year being pumped in to the MoD for the next four years. He said he was announcing the Defence spending boost “in the teeth” of the pandemic because “the defence of the realm […]
Johnson’s prioritising militarism in a pandemic – who will stand against it?
“The extent of US influence engenders the most profound questions of democratic sovereignty, war and peace, and economic and social life. These questions are posed afresh by the post-Cold War decline of US hegemony and its always questionable moral authority. Is there a viable alternative to being a province of the empire?”